Emelda A Okiro

Summary

Affiliation: Kenya Medical Research Institute
Country: Kenya

Publications

  1. pmc Childhood malaria admission rates to four hospitals in Malawi between 2000 and 2010
    Emelda A Okiro
    Malaria Public Health Department, Kenya Medical Research Institute Wellcome Trust University of Oxford Collaborative Programme, Nairobi, Kenya
    PLoS ONE 8:e62214. 2013
  2. pmc The incidence and clinical burden of respiratory syncytial virus disease identified through hospital outpatient presentations in Kenyan children
    Emelda A Okiro
    Malaria Public Health Department, KEMRI Wellcome Trust Collaborative Research Programme, Nairobi, Kenya
    PLoS ONE 7:e52520. 2012
  3. pmc Defining the relationship between Plasmodium falciparum parasite rate and clinical disease: statistical models for disease burden estimation
    Anand P Patil
    Spatial Ecology and Epidemiology Group, Department of Zoology, University of Oxford, Oxford OX1 3PS, UK
    Malar J 8:186. 2009
  4. pmc Duration of shedding of respiratory syncytial virus in a community study of Kenyan children
    Emelda A Okiro
    Malaria Public Health and Epidemiology Group, Centre for Geographic Medicine Research Coast, Kenya Medical Research Institute, Nairobi, Kenya
    BMC Infect Dis 10:15. 2010
  5. pmc Malaria paediatric hospitalization between 1999 and 2008 across Kenya
    Emelda A Okiro
    Malaria Public Health and Epidemiology Group, Centre for Geographic Medicine Research Coast, Kenya Medical Research Institute Wellcome Trust Research Programme, P O Box 43640, 00100 GPO, Nairobi, Kenya
    BMC Med 7:75. 2009
  6. pmc Changing malaria intervention coverage, transmission and hospitalization in Kenya
    Emelda A Okiro
    Malaria Public Health and Epidemiology Group, Centre for Geographic Medicine Research Coast, Kenya Medical Research Institute Wellcome Trust Research Programme, 00100 GPO, Nairobi, Kenya
    Malar J 9:285. 2010
  7. pmc Age patterns of severe paediatric malaria and their relationship to Plasmodium falciparum transmission intensity
    Emelda A Okiro
    Malaria Public Health and Epidemiology Group, Centre for Geographic Medicine, KEMRI Wellcome Trust Collaborative Programme, Kenyatta National Hospital Grounds PO Box 43640 00100, Nairobi, Kenya
    Malar J 8:4. 2009
  8. pmc Increasing malaria hospital admissions in Uganda between 1999 and 2009
    Emelda A Okiro
    Malaria Public Health and Epidemiology Group, Centre for Geographic Medicine Research Coast, Kenya Medical Research Institute Wellcome Trust Research Programme, Nairobi, Kenya
    BMC Med 9:37. 2011
  9. pmc Factors associated with increased risk of progression to respiratory syncytial virus-associated pneumonia in young Kenyan children
    Emelda A Okiro
    Kenya Medical Research Institute Wellcome Trust Research Programme, Centre for Geographic Medicine Research Coast, Kilifi, Kenya
    Trop Med Int Health 13:914-26. 2008
  10. pmc Identifying infections with respiratory syncytial virus by using specific immunoglobulin G (IgG) and IgA enzyme-linked immunosorbent assays with oral-fluid samples
    Emelda A Okiro
    Centre for Geographic Medicine Research Coast, Kenya Medical Research Institute Wellcome Trust Research Programme, Kilifi, Kenya
    J Clin Microbiol 46:1659-62. 2008

Detail Information

Publications21

  1. pmc Childhood malaria admission rates to four hospitals in Malawi between 2000 and 2010
    Emelda A Okiro
    Malaria Public Health Department, Kenya Medical Research Institute Wellcome Trust University of Oxford Collaborative Programme, Nairobi, Kenya
    PLoS ONE 8:e62214. 2013
    ..However, there is only limited country-specific information on the health impact of expanded coverage of these interventions...
  2. pmc The incidence and clinical burden of respiratory syncytial virus disease identified through hospital outpatient presentations in Kenyan children
    Emelda A Okiro
    Malaria Public Health Department, KEMRI Wellcome Trust Collaborative Research Programme, Nairobi, Kenya
    PLoS ONE 7:e52520. 2012
    ..There is little information that describe the burden of respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) associated disease in the tropical African outpatient setting...
  3. pmc Defining the relationship between Plasmodium falciparum parasite rate and clinical disease: statistical models for disease burden estimation
    Anand P Patil
    Spatial Ecology and Epidemiology Group, Department of Zoology, University of Oxford, Oxford OX1 3PS, UK
    Malar J 8:186. 2009
    ..This relationship can help provide an informed basis to define malaria burdens in areas where health statistics are inadequate...
  4. pmc Duration of shedding of respiratory syncytial virus in a community study of Kenyan children
    Emelda A Okiro
    Malaria Public Health and Epidemiology Group, Centre for Geographic Medicine Research Coast, Kenya Medical Research Institute, Nairobi, Kenya
    BMC Infect Dis 10:15. 2010
    ..Our understanding of the transmission dynamics of respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) infection will be better informed with improved data on the patterns of shedding in cases not limited only to hospital admissions...
  5. pmc Malaria paediatric hospitalization between 1999 and 2008 across Kenya
    Emelda A Okiro
    Malaria Public Health and Epidemiology Group, Centre for Geographic Medicine Research Coast, Kenya Medical Research Institute Wellcome Trust Research Programme, P O Box 43640, 00100 GPO, Nairobi, Kenya
    BMC Med 7:75. 2009
    ..Here we present a nationwide assessment of changes over 10 years in paediatric malaria hospitalization across Kenya...
  6. pmc Changing malaria intervention coverage, transmission and hospitalization in Kenya
    Emelda A Okiro
    Malaria Public Health and Epidemiology Group, Centre for Geographic Medicine Research Coast, Kenya Medical Research Institute Wellcome Trust Research Programme, 00100 GPO, Nairobi, Kenya
    Malar J 9:285. 2010
    ..Whether this transition is directly related to the scaling of intervention coverage remains a moot point...
  7. pmc Age patterns of severe paediatric malaria and their relationship to Plasmodium falciparum transmission intensity
    Emelda A Okiro
    Malaria Public Health and Epidemiology Group, Centre for Geographic Medicine, KEMRI Wellcome Trust Collaborative Programme, Kenyatta National Hospital Grounds PO Box 43640 00100, Nairobi, Kenya
    Malar J 8:4. 2009
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  8. pmc Increasing malaria hospital admissions in Uganda between 1999 and 2009
    Emelda A Okiro
    Malaria Public Health and Epidemiology Group, Centre for Geographic Medicine Research Coast, Kenya Medical Research Institute Wellcome Trust Research Programme, Nairobi, Kenya
    BMC Med 9:37. 2011
    ..Less well described are changing patterns of malaria burden in areas of high parasite transmission and slower increases in control and treatment access...
  9. pmc Factors associated with increased risk of progression to respiratory syncytial virus-associated pneumonia in young Kenyan children
    Emelda A Okiro
    Kenya Medical Research Institute Wellcome Trust Research Programme, Centre for Geographic Medicine Research Coast, Kilifi, Kenya
    Trop Med Int Health 13:914-26. 2008
    ....
  10. pmc Identifying infections with respiratory syncytial virus by using specific immunoglobulin G (IgG) and IgA enzyme-linked immunosorbent assays with oral-fluid samples
    Emelda A Okiro
    Centre for Geographic Medicine Research Coast, Kenya Medical Research Institute Wellcome Trust Research Programme, Kilifi, Kenya
    J Clin Microbiol 46:1659-62. 2008
    ..Our data show significant promise for the use of oral fluid alone in RSV infection surveillance. The observed rapid dynamics of the antibody responses are informative in defining study sampling intervals...
  11. pmc The decline in paediatric malaria admissions on the coast of Kenya
    Emelda A Okiro
    Malaria Public Health and Epidemiology Group, Centre for Geographic Medicine Research Coast, Kenya Medical Research Institute Wellcome Trust Research Programme, P, O, Box 43640, 00100 GPO, Nairobi, Kenya
    Malar J 6:151. 2007
    ..There is only limited information on the health impact of expanded coverage of malaria control and preventative strategies in Africa...
  12. pmc The relationship between reported fever and Plasmodium falciparum infection in African children
    Emelda A Okiro
    Malaria Public Health and Epidemiology Group, Centre for Geographic Medicine Research Coast, Kenya Medical Research Institute Wellcome Trust Research Programme, PO Box 43640, 00100 GPO, Nairobi, Kenya
    Malar J 9:99. 2010
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  13. pmc Respiratory syncytial virus infection and disease in infants and young children observed from birth in Kilifi District, Kenya
    D James Nokes
    Kenya Medical Research Institute, Centre for Geographic Medicine Research Coast, Kilifi, Kenya
    Clin Infect Dis 46:50-7. 2008
    ..In developing countries, there are few data that characterize the disease burden attributable to respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) and clearly define which age group to target for vaccine intervention...
  14. ncbi request reprint Respiratory syncytial virus epidemiology in a birth cohort from Kilifi district, Kenya: infection during the first year of life
    D James Nokes
    Centre for Geographic Medicine Research Coast, Kenya Medical Research Institute, Kilifi, Kenya
    J Infect Dis 190:1828-32. 2004
    ..RSV contributed significantly to total LRTI disease in this vaccine-target group...
  15. pmc Effect of a fall in malaria transmission on morbidity and mortality in Kilifi, Kenya
    Wendy P O'Meara
    Kenya Medical Research Institute, Centre for Geographic Medicine Research Wellcome Trust Collaborative Program, Kilifi, Kenya Fogarty International Center, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD, USA
    Lancet 372:1555-62. 2008
    ..We aimed to assess the epidemiological characteristics of malaria in Kilifi, Kenya, during a period of decreasing transmission intensity...
  16. pmc The clinical burden of malaria in Nairobi: a historical review and contemporary audit
    Sandra A Mudhune
    Malaria Public Health and Epidemiology Group, Centre for Geographic Medicine Research Coast, Kenya Medical Research Institute Wellcome Trust Research Programme, PO Box 43640, 00100 GPO Nairobi, Kenya
    Malar J 10:138. 2011
    ..This paper presents a combined historical and contemporary review of the clinical burden of malaria within one of Africa's largest urban settlements, Nairobi, Kenya...
  17. pmc Equity and adequacy of international donor assistance for global malaria control: an analysis of populations at risk and external funding commitments
    Robert W Snow
    Malaria Public Health and Epidemiology Group, Centre for Geographic Medicine, Kenya Medical Research Institute, Nairobi, Kenya
    Lancet 376:1409-16. 2010
    ..We aimed to identify the unmet financial needs that would be biologically and economically equitable and would increase the chances of reaching worldwide malaria-control ambitions...
  18. pmc Variations in mortality in children admitted with pneumonia to Kenyan hospitals
    Philip Ayieko
    Health Services Research Group, Centre for Geographic Medicine Research Coast, Kenya Medical Research Institute Wellcome Trust Research Programme, Nairobi, Kenya
    PLoS ONE 7:e47622. 2012
    ..We analysed case fatality rates of children admitted to nine Kenyan hospitals with pneumonia during the era of routine infant immunization with Hib conjugate vaccine to determine if significant variations exist between hospitals...
  19. ncbi request reprint Comparison of strain-specific antibody responses during primary and secondary infections with respiratory syncytial virus
    Paul D Scott
    Department of Biological Sciences, University of Warwick, Coventry, UK
    J Med Virol 79:1943-50. 2007
    ..In conclusion, the strain-specific nature of the serum antibody response to the variable regions of the G protein of RSV observed in primary infections can become cross-reactive in subsequent reinfections...
  20. pmc Molecular analysis of respiratory syncytial virus reinfections in infants from coastal Kenya
    Paul D Scott
    Division of Immunity and Infection, University of Birmingham, UK
    J Infect Dis 193:59-67. 2006
    ..Individuals are reinfected with respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) repeatedly. The nature of reinfection, in relation to RSV genetic and antigenic diversity, is ill defined and has implications for persistence and vaccine control...
  21. ncbi request reprint Molecular epidemiology of respiratory syncytial virus in Kilifi district, Kenya
    Paul D Scott
    Division of Immunity and Infection, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, United Kingdom
    J Med Virol 74:344-54. 2004
    ..Samples from different sources, clearly differing in disease severity, did not differ in genotype characteristics, suggesting that disease causing variants are a general reflection of infections within this community...